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In his paper, Richard Falk reflects on the application of information technology on diplomacy, and discusses the challenge of converting information technology to ‘knowledge technology’, and subsequently to ‘wisdom technology’.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Richard Falk, 2002

In this paper, Maltese diplomat Gaetan Naudi explains how the Maltese MFA embraced the changes introduced by the informatics era.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Gaetan Naudi, 2002

Dietrich Kappeler analyses the new approaches for training institutions in knowledge management and diplomatic training, departing from the premise that a distinction is important between personal characteristics and qualities of the diplomat on one hand, and the knowledge and skills he needs to...

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Dietrich Kappeler, 2002

In this chapter, John Pace decribes the three-phase evolution of knowledge management in the human rights program of the United Nations. The realisation that knowledge management is a necessity came during the third phase.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: John Pace, 2002

In his paper, Colin Jennings describes the way Wilton Park – an executive agency of the British FCO – operates. He highlights some of the key reasons for its success, and identifies some specific outcomes of the conferences organised by Wilton Park.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Colin Jennings, 2002

In this paper, Drazen Pehar analyses the argumentation made by George Lakoff of the University of California at Berkeley in his seminal paper  on ‘Metaphor and War’, in which he tried to deconstruct the rhetoric U.S. president George Bush used to justify the war in the Gulf.

Source: Knowledge and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija (2002)
Author: Drazen Pehar, 2002

Dr Abu Jaber brings a cross-cultural element to the discussion of language and diplomacy, surveying the historical development of diplomatic language particularly in the Arab world.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Kamel S. Abu Jaber, 2001

Benoit Girardin takes a philosophical approach to rhetoric - along with the issues of interpretation and ethics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Benoit Girardin, 2001

Edmond Pascual interprets diplomatic communication with the linguistic tools of pragmatics.

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Edmond Pascual (Translation from French by Helena Mallia), 2001

Dr Donald Sola asks whether software innovation can make a contribution to the needs of those learning the world "languages of wider communication".

Source: Language and Diplomacy. Ed by J. Kurbalija and H. Slavik (2001)
Author: Donald Sola, 2001

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